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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program News

Gypsy Moth Egg Hatch Has Begun: Newly Hatched Caterpillars Reported in Worcester County
Newly hatched gypsy moth caterpillars resting near their egg mass on 5/3/2018 in Boylston, MA. Photo courtesy of Dawn Davies.

Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) egg masses have been observed hatching in Boylston, MA (Worcester County) the afternoon of 5/3/2018.                   

Late Blight of Tomato Detected in Massachusetts
Late blight of tomato

This disease is caused by the fungus-like organism Phytophthora infestans and can affect both tomatoes and potatoes.

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Dying Across Massachusetts

Droopy, juicy, or shriveled caterpillars are seen hanging from tree trunks and branches.